Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Big One is Gone

Gus lost his front tooth!

Friends in Town

My college friend + family came for a visit. We did lots of tourist stuff around Portland. Pearl M and Pearl K (my friend's daughter) hit it off like peas in a pod. 

Sandy Swimming Hole!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Witch's Castle

The kids had a day off of school and so for a hike we went. Banana slug!

Witch's Castle had a lot of other people who decided to do the same thing on the same day. Ha, a secluded, mystical hike it was not. Also, the graffiti kind of ruined the look of the place. Boo. 

It was on my Portland List, so glad we went. Definitely good for young kids and still neat that you end at a destination. I feel like you need a reward for hiking.

Mother's Day

I don't want to brag too much, but I made Thai Coconut Kanom Krok. 

Gus Date Day

Gus Date Day = IKEA shopping and sundaes + huge stuffies 

First and Last Day of School

First day is on the right, last day is on the left. Ha, amazing how blonde Keller was at the beginning of the year. 

Kiddos will be entering kinder, 3rd, 6th, and 8th!

Oregon State History Day

Vera wrote a paper on the Kindertransport that occurred during WWII and scored a 2nd place finish at the state tournament. 

Rose Festival

I blame being new to the school, but I didn't realize what a big deal The Rose Festival is at the kid's school and Portland as a whole. We arrive at school on Friday and every child is carrying in a rose to for a schoolwide competition. Categories included best single rose, miniature, arrangement and a slew of others. 

My little man may have started to panic. We raced home, cut roses from the garden, and we were back at school in 20 minutes...only tardy by a few minutes. 

New Favorite Mural

I really, really want a bear painting for my living room. Not any bear, one of these bears. 

Mom and Daughter Trip - Vancouver B.C.

Vera and I headed to Vancouver B.C. for a mother/daughter trip during spring break. Vera has been dabbling with being vegetarian and so we tried all types of vegan food in Vancouver. We also walked everywhere, putting 5-10 miles per day in while exploring the city. 

Crossing the border:

Lebanese food for our first meal at Nuba was delicious. 

We ended our first day eating gelato.

Day 2 included the Vancouver Aquarium, totem poles, and dinner at MeeT on Main...which if you hadn't told me the restaurant was vegan, I would have sworn I was eating chicken.

Day 3: We explored Capilano Suspension Bridge and went thrift store shopping. So much fun.

The steam powered clock...